On turning waves for the inhomogeneous Muskat problem: a computer-assisted proof

Javier Gómez-Serrano, Rafael Granero-Belinchón
2014 Nonlinearity  
We exhibit a family of graphs that develop turning singularities (i.e. their Lipschitz seminorm blows up and they cease to be a graph, passing from the stable to the unstable regime) for the inhomogeneous, two-phase Muskat problem where the permeability is given by a nonnegative step function. We study the influence of different choices of the permeability and different boundary conditions (both at infinity and considering finite/infinite depth) in the development or prevention of singularities
more » ... for short time. In the general case (inhomogeneous, confined) we prove a bifurcation diagram concerning the appearance or not of singularities when the depth of the medium and the permeabilities change. The proofs are carried out using a combination of classical analysis techniques and computer-assisted verification.
doi:10.1088/0951-7715/27/6/1471 fatcat:ndifkgipqrasdcececrx3xhyeu